KUCHING, Dec 21: Have you been using Petros’ cooking gas cylinders the right way?
Did you know that improper use or storage of liquified petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders are safety hazards and can cause fires, explosions, and result in property damage or lead to serious injuries?
In a statement today, PetrosNIAGA Sdn Bhd, which is a subsidiary of Petroleum Sarawak Berhad (Petros), reminded its customers that they play a role in keeping families and communities safe this festive season.
Following are the recommended good practices when using Petros LPG cylinders:
- Check the gas regulator and the gas hose on a regular basis. Use SIRIM-approved equipment.
- Maintain a safe distance of at least 1 to 1.5 metres between the gas burner/stove and the LPG cylinder. The burner/stove should be placed higher than the cylinder.
- Store LPG cylinders in a well-ventilated area.
- An unusual odour may be an indication of a gas leak. Extinguish any flames and do not turn on the burner/stove.
- Use soapy water to check for leaks. If there are bubbles, remove the gas regulator. Move the LPG cylinder to an area with adequate ventilation.
- When using a lighter, ignite the flame before turning on the gas burner/stove.
- Do not leave the gas burner/stove unattended.
- Switch off the gas burner/stove and gas regulator when not in use.